Performance or Potential

Whether you are a CEO, middle manager, leader, coach, friend, spouse or whatever are you focusing on people’s performance or their potential?

So often because we are results driven we have the propensity to focus on past performance.  Focusing on performance makes us feel safe and in control, stable.  But focusing on performance will not bring employee or relationship development to the table.  Growth means focusing on potential.  Potential allows for self and mutual empowerment and growth.  Performance leads to keeping people in a small box.

What can be challenging for many of us (anyone over 35 especially) is we were raised in a world by those who groomed us based on their past experience of living in a stable environment.  Those stable environment days are gone.  They are gone for good, never to return.  All this is  to say, so is focusing on solely on performance.

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